All Providers

A gifted team of dedicated professionals who care about each patient and have a passion for their wellness.

All healthcare providers at Crusader are American trained and board certified, which means they have passed very difficult national tests. No volunteers are used here. Our staff includes physicians, dentists, Certified Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives and Doctors of Pharmacology. Most work full time only at Crusader Community Health.

During your health care visit, you will be asked to choose a Primary Care Provider (PCP) for your medical and dental needs. You will not rotate sites or providers, unless your personal provider is not available.

Our focus is out-patient (out of hospital) ‘primary care’ that involves adult internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics and women’s health. Some specialty services are on-site; however most specialty care is handled by a referral outside our system. We also focus on care to prevent illnesses, care to find problems early (such as cancer) and care to prevent complications from diseases.

Crusader providers will utilize “Best Practice” modern standards of care at all times to manage and improve your health care.

  • Karla Navarro-Vega, PA-C

    Karla Navarro-Vega, PA-C Family Medicine

    Certified Physician Assistant Medical School:  Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri Fluent Language:  English, Spanish Special Interests: Preventive Medicine, childhood…

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  • Isabella Newcomer, DDS

    Isabella Newcomer, DDS Dental

    Dental School: University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Iowa City, Iowa Fluent Language: English, Special Interests: general dentistry

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  • Vanessa Nienhouse, MD

    Vanessa Nienhouse, MD Women's Health

    Medical School: University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Rockford, Illinois Residency:  Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan Fluent Language: …

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  • Edwin Okeson, MD

    Edwin Okeson, MD Family Medicine

    Medical School: Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois Residency:  University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford, Illinois Board Certified: Family…

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  • Victoria Osborne, CNM

    Victoria Osborne, CNM Women's Health

    Nurse Practitioner School: University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois Fluent Language: English Special Interests: contraception, preconception counseling, breast feeding…

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  • Ann Petty, LCSW, CADC

    Ann Petty, LCSW, CADC Behavioral Health

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker Graduate School: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois License/Certification:  Licensed Clinical Social Worker,…

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  • Valeriya Predenko, DMD

    Valeriya Predenko, DMD Dental

    General Dentist Dental School:  University of Illinois, College of Dentistry, Chicago, Illinois Fluent Language:  English Special Interests: community…

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  • Sabrina Puvalowski, PA-C

    Sabrina Puvalowski, PA-C Family Medicine

    Certified Physician Assistant Medical School:  Yale School of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program, New Haven, Connecticut Fluent Language:  English.…

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  • Ashley Rahn, APN

    Ashley Rahn, APN Family Medicine

    Family Nurse Practitioner Nurse Practitioner School: Purdue University, Hammond, Indiana Fluent Language:  English Special Interests: hypertension, heart failure,…

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  • Vilma Ramirez Flamenco, MD

    Vilma Ramirez Flamenco, MD Family Medicine

    Board Certified Family Medicine Medical School: Universidad Evangelica de El Salvador, San Antanio, El Salvador Residency:  University of…

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  • Lizabeth Rantissi, PA-C

    Lizabeth Rantissi, PA-C Family Medicine

    Certified Physician Assistant Physician Assistant School: Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Illinois Fluent Language: English, Arabic Special Interests: Hypertension,…

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  • Brennan Reeder, PA-C

    Brennan Reeder, PA-C Family Medicine

    Certified Physician Assistant Education: Concordia University, Mequon, Wisconsin Fluent Language:  English Special Interests: pediatrics, young adult, reproductive health,…

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